I bought a bundle of fifteen 1x2s for $12. There are some pretty twisted, gnarly looking boards in the bundle. My dad taught me how to selectively cut with the twists and kinks in mind so the project turns out in the end. I've only 1 wonky spot I am not happy about. I used 3/4 of the bundle of wood with only a dozen of so 6 inch scraps left over.
It's built with tools my wife has gotten me over the last couple of birthdays. I love tools.
The shoe rack is designed to fit behind the door. I’ve notched it to fit around the baseboard. It’s extended across the heat register to dry gloves and is rounded so I don’t bang my lag on the corner.
The inner space worked out to be perfectly square. Not sure how that happened, but I will pretend it’s planned.
I made something to help me make something. If this trend continues, I can see a dangerous chain of events occurring at some far point in the future.
A friend of mine and I designed on a napkin (Actually, it may have been a white board, but bear with me) some corner brackets so we can use simple ratchet straps as corner clamps for large woodworking projects.
I wrote some OpenScad code to model our idea and uploaded the thing to http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:45754.
I used these little plastic bits to help me make a toybox for my children. I will soon make a 2nd one as well, but, lets just stick to the story about the first toy box for now. And Ratchet Straps… And 3d Printers… And Stereoscopic photographs – because at least that way people have a better experience when looking at my website and go cross-eyed.
For those who are wanting to print their own http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:45754 brackets, my print settings for the UltaMachine 3mm Green PLA are:
generated by Slic3r 0.9.8 on 2013-03-10 at 23:03:36 layer_height = 0.15 perimeters = 2 top_solid_layers = 4 bottom_solid_layers = 3 fill_density = 0.30 perimeter_speed = 60 infill_speed = 100 travel_speed = 130 scale = 1 nozzle_diameter = 0.35 filament_diameter = 2.85 extrusion_multiplier = 1 perimeters extrusion width = 0.56mm infill extrusion width = 0.56mm first layer extrusion width = 0.38mm